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hours. at this point no one knows what led to the big brawl. >> i know it's early, but is there any word of any arrests or suspects they're looking for? >> reporter: at this point investigators are still working on the scene here. they have not released any information about any suspects or any arrests at this point. >> wisdom martin, thanks very much. >>> another big story right now, an armored car heist erupted in gunfire leaving a suspected robber dead. when the man pulled the gun on the truck's guards in a busy shopping center in northeast d.c., the guards were ready for him. fox 5's paul wagner has the story. >> reporter: bill schultz and his son liam had just left the bank and entered the convenience store when they heard the gunfire from the parking lot. >> we heard seven or eight pop, pop, pop, and it was strange. people looked around in the store like what's that, someone lighting off fireworks early and we looked out. there were two what looked like guards, you know, armored car guards, guns drawn on either side of the truck and there was a person on the ground motionless. >> r
his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picnic. this won't be an easy
showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
of secrecy. >>> for one iraq war veteran a trip to the ballpark really paid off, how his big win will change his life. >>> check out some of the other stories on our rundown. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> it's been almost 10 years since the 9/11 terror attacks and tonight former president george w. bush is trying to set the record straight. remember this picture capturing moments after the president learned of the attack? well, mr. bush now says his apparent lack of reaction was a conscious decision to project acene of calm. the former president talked about his -- a sense of calm. the former president talked about his memories of that day for a national gee graphics documentary which will air next month. >>> -- gee graphics documentary which will air next month -- geographics documentary which will air next month. >>> nixon was interviewed in june, 1975, 10 months after resigning. historians sued to have the documents released saying the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy. a judge agreed,
in detail coming up. >>> you saw in your radar all the rain that moved through and the storms caused big problems for some communities in our area. roz plater was in frederick, maryland, where people have a lot of cleaning up to do now. >> reporter: these pictures capture the essence of just how fast that flash flooding came barreling through downtown frederick, so fast a jogger out for a quick run got trapped on a footbridge in baker park. lucky for him a paramedic passing by spotted him and called for help. firefighters had to use a ladder truck to get him to safety and it wasn't just the park. downtown's main artery market street was a watery mess. floodwaters came up over the wheels of some cars, even trucks, something rarely seen in the center of town. >> red rick city seem like it was hit the -- frederick city seem like it was hit the hardest. market street behind us was pretty much under water. had a lot of stalled cars. >> reporter: the flooding followed a rainstorm that pounded the area before. the flooding started about 3:30 in the afternoon but it already started to recede in
tell you, it takes about an hour and-a-half. that's what it takes to clear the national mall. the big crowds now probably on metro trains, people going home right now. let me show you what folks really came for, a spectacular fireworks display every single year. it started at 9:10 this evening and lasted about 20 minutes. the majority of the people gathered on the grass between the washington monument and the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial. just a melting pot of people attending. not just locals but people from all over the world and this is a major draw for tourists. >> i like it very much. i'm russian. i want to say. [speaking foreign language] >> what does that mean? >> i think it's so fantastic and incredible to be here with my kids and relatives from canada. >> i think it's amazing. >> it's great. and it's really, really colorful and i love it. . >> reporter: it was an all-day affair for folks. everyone had to pass through security. bags, purses, you name it, coolers, they were all quickly inspected. you couldn't bring alcohol or anything that could be considere
, but we'll get a break from these really humidity filled days. tonight big drama when these thunderstorms fired up. we were watching these and rolling on it with our tower camera looking south on wisconsin. we saw this sheet of cloud cover come on across and time lapse did. we saw the lightning build and eventually the entire picture got incredibly dark and the lightning lasted for a good hour and a half. we watched it not only here over the district, but we could see it as far south as calvert county on this tower cam. just incredible tonight. i'm sure a lot of you saw that coming on, too. some of the comments on facebook said it looked like a mother ship coming into town. that's what it looked like to us in the fox 5 weather center. let's start with radar tonight. we have a couple spotty showers here and there, but most of the big thunderstorm activity is now over. still a little bit east of st. mary's, this is all moving east at about 35 miles an hour. all the warnings have been dropped, technically have a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight, but most of the severe is over. puttin
with first degree murder. funeral services meantime for pratt are scheduled for tomorrow. >>> another big story we are following on the news edge at 11:00, a prince george's county mother charged with felony murder after leaving her child alone in a hot car for seven hours. the 2-year-old was found dead strapped in his car seat. fox 5's stacey cohan has the latest on the story. >> neighbors say that 40-year- old karen murphy, they strongly defended her. she's a married mother of three and the commonwealth attorney claims, though, this is not the first time she forgot her child in a car. murphy left her home june 17th to head to work but allegedly forgot her son was strapped in the back seat. she left work around 4 p.m. and drove home never noticing her son ryan was in the back seat. she realized her mistake when her husband called wondering why the boy was not in daycare. meantime the commonwealth attorney says murphy left the boy strapped in the family van back in january but retrieved him quickly when the daycare called her office wondering if ryan was coming in that day. >> the law pro
for a course of correction, but he's shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the long term reforms we need. >> reporter: lawmakers must find a solution reid says. >> we'll stay in civic day including saturdays and sundays until congress -- session every day including saturdays and sundays until congress comes up with an agreement. >> there's more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham faves a constitutional amendment, although -- favors a constitutional amendment, although there's not enough support in the senate. >> 72% of the people want a balanced budgets as part of the amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: the president is opposed to that but is calling for a shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal, but what i also said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a downpayment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the co-chair of the president's own deficit commission has not been impres
prosecutors say planned the whole attack could face 25 years or more. >>> another big story we are working tonight, a close call in montgomery county, a young boy leaving a germantown score with his -- store with his father was grabbed by a stranger. the man picked up the 2-year- old, ran through the parking lot. the dad and several customers were not going to let this guy get away. fox 5's matt ackland with the story. >> reporter: police say it happened feet from the front door of this best buy. the father and young son had just left a checkout when authorities say jermaine palmer snatched the 2-year-old and tried to take off. >> the father pursued the suspect, grabbed him and subdued him. a struggle ensued. the child was released. >> reporter: authorities say palmer then ran for the parking lot where several concerned customers helped chase him down and hold him until police could arrive. >> in this case citizens were right there, witnessed it, were in close proximity and stepped in and assisted. >> reporter: news spread quickly. a day after the incident we met customer daniel byum who w
yesterday. but -- and we're still finding quite a lot of heat. atlanta 97, dallas 103. this has been a big story. the heat has really been so intense over about half the country. it's going to stay hot in the south and in the midwest as well, but the northern tier will get a break and we'll feel some of that as well. look at temperatures right now, 68 degrees. we've dropped to in gaithersburg, 67 dc, stephensville, 77 on the eastern shore and 74 degrees coming in at dulles. we are going to see some pretty nice air overnight for most of us. if you live south of dc, it may take just a little bit longer. tonight, we're watching the last of the moisture moving away, a little ground clutter showing up there. the main activity to the south, heavy rain and gusty winds through dc. but some of the northern suburbs didn't see what most of us saw. lots of warnings and flash flood concerns today but now the less humid air is what we're focusing on. it'll continue moving on during the overnight hours and the less humid air will be here in the morning. high pressure will build in. we'll have a bit of a
in cuba in 2009. >>> officials say the next big attack on the united states will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if online security is prepared. fox's katherine harris has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill congressman darrell issa says a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers in your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and say the biggest threat from cyber warriors comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battle ground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention and placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by cyber criminals. an
out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
this has the potential to be the big one. >> reporter: business leaders from d.c., maryland and virginia are trying to make contingency plans. it's not just local governments that are in a spot. all businesses are concerned. >> what effect will that have on our consumer interest rates, credit card rates? we don't know. there's so much uncertainty. >> reporter: no deal could knock the district of columbia to its knees financially. >> yes. everything they do on the hill affects us. >> reporter: the city's chief financial officer warned a possible rationing of services and the return of the control board. >> if we have no cash flow because you would not be able to pay the capayments to metro or payroll, et cetera, i hope that's really removed, but that is one thing we have to keep in mind here. >> reporter: either deal has deep spending cuts that will leave future holes in local budgets. >> when you look at the numbers proposed for cuts, it's in the trillions. >> reporter: arlington county's chief financial officer says it's not just weather be storms. >> we came through the '08, '09, '10 r
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
works and transportation. >> this was a big surprise because i think kwame brown is sending a clear signal that he expects council members to cover up the wrongdoing that he himself has engaged in which? >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters -- engaged in. >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters said it was no political payback. he believes wells will serve the city better as a member of parks and recreation. >> i have a tremendous amount of respect for council member wells. we're good friends and he's done some phenomenal work. >> reporter: wells said no matter the reason behind the shuffle it won't keep him from speaking up if he sees his colleagues doing wrong. >> the consequences for not holding each other accountable and holding government accountable to the highest standards is far greater than what anybody's political payback could be. >> reporter: when chairman brown called for a full vote from the council on these committee changes, no one spoke up in favor of council member wells. instead the final vote, 12-1 supporting the changes. in the
the defendant not guilty. >> our other big story tonight, casey anthony acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. she was also cleared of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. however, she was convicted on four misdemeanors. all of this unfolding in an orlando, florida courtroom. fox's debra boden has the story. >> reporter: casey anthony tearing up as the verdict is read, over and over again, it's not guilty. acquitting her of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. >> casey did not murder caylee. it's that simple. you cannot convict someone until they've had their day in court. >> reporter: casey could have faced the death penalty if convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. instead, she celebrated with her defense team. the jury did find her guilty of lying to investigators, but with nearly three years in jail already served, she could walk free within days. >> i never ever criticize the jury. theirs is the task of deciding what to believe. >> reporter: he was acknowledging there was no hard evidence, no confessio
the street at night to curb crime, find out who is considering a youth curfew now. >>> a big mistake in norfolk, virginia, apparently unnoticed for years until a tourist came along. he noticed the city was called north block, sent the picture to the mayor office who wrote him to thank almost and let him know it's going to be replaced. the city says the cover had been in place since the early '90s. >>> fox 5 monitoring metro tonight. we're giving you the chance to leave your mark on the transit agency. last week metro announced a long awaited virtual tunnel between the farragut north and west stations. they're looking for a better name for the virtual tunnel. the winner gets a $300 smarttrip card. here are a couple of the suggestions so far. farragut crossing, the funnel, the uppercut, metro center bypass and the farragut shuffle. would you like to leave your suggestion? we've got a link to the web page. go to www.myfoxdc.com. click on web links. >>> maryland has a new plan to help battle cancer. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, why some virginia post o
of the thunderstorm activity is well back out to the northwest. i want to take you back up here to minneapolis, big thunderstorms moving through tonight. minneapolis today for a high temperature was 99 degrees, lots of heat out in the nation's midsection. these thunderstorms, though, out ahead of a cold front that's really going to come through here on sunday and it's going to bring us some thunderstorms. i don't think it's going to be anything like that, but it will bring us at least a chance of some showers and thunderstorms sunday evening into sunday night and it's looking now like it will push to the south and we're doing pretty good now with the forecast for july the 4th, but again a lot of big heat out in the central plains. dallas was 98, wichita 103, omaha 97 and there's minneapolis, high today of 99 degrees, st. louis is 96 as is little rock and i think we'll feel closer to that tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon. still 79 in town, gaithersburg 66, manassas the same and a little cooler back out there for martinsburg and winchester, too. how about that 4th of july forecast? what we can expect
to getting football back. that's what we want. we want to get started with football. >> it's not a big deal if we miss two or three days of training camp. it's not a big deal if it pushes into a week. the big deal is we get it right, that we don't have to worry about this for an extended period of time. i can't in any way, shape or form see us missing football. >> and this from former redskin current pittsburgh steeler ryan clark on twitter tonight. the owners want you to believe that they have been extremely fair everywhere and this is their olive branch to finalize it. media, mind games. >>> nfl canceled its hall of fame game between st. louis and chicago scheduled for august 7th in canton, ohio. the hall of fame induction ceremonies will still take place august 6th and former skins linebacker chris hamburger will be enshrined. >>> rennae stubbs and the kastles with the chance to go 4- 0 in regular season hosting the philadelphia freedom. first up mixed doubles, the kastles, pays and stubbs in the far side and they get the first point. in men's doubles pays finishes it strong and take th
it or not as big of distraction as he was albert haynesworth might be on the redskins roster this year. >> as a betting man, i will not take that wager. the odds are against me. it took 4 1/2 month. who get the better deal? >> the owners received 53% of the revenue of the $9 billion bonus, players 47%. last year it was closer to 50/50. so the owners are getting more of the revenue share this year. players got new work rules, a shortened offseason workout program expected to result in fewer injuries and they also got better health benefits including more than 1 billion for post career injuries. >> important as well. dave feldman tonight. >>> 150 years ago it was a battleground in the civil war. now it's the subject of a different kind of fight. ahead on the news edge why are preservationists angry about a highway plan that's barely rolling? >>> and check some of the other stories in the rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> the news edge on maryland, a baby from baltimore back with his mother after disappea
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